Athletic News

February 01, 2010
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Hawks Place Four in Double Figures, but Fall to Crosstown Rival Faulkner, 84-66

MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Huntingdon men’s basketball team had four players score in double figures, but a 16-5 spurt by Faulkner proved to be too much to overcome, as the Hawks fell to the Eagles, 84-66, on Monday evening at Tine Davis Gymnasium.

Junior Ephraim Hudson led the Hawks (9-9) with 18 points, while fellow junior Deshaun Williams added 13 points. Senior Doug Murry and junior Jack Montgomery chipped in 12 points and 10 points, off the bench respectively.

Sophomore Michael Campbell finished with a team-high eight rebounds, as the Hawks fell on the glass by just one rebound, 42-41, to the much larger Eagles (13-8). Hudson and senior Heath Miller each finished with five rebounds, while Murry and Montgomery each posted four.

Huntingdon trailed by just three points, 37-34, at the intermission, and was down just two with 16:55 remaining after a lay-up by Williams. However, Faulkner answered with a game-deciding 16-5 run during the next five minutes to its largest lead of the game to that point, 60-47.

The Hawks pulled to within six points, 62-56, with 9:43 left in the game following a pair of free throws by Montgomery, but were unable to get any closer, as the Eagles turned up the defensive pressure for the remainder of the contest. For the game, Faulkner recorded 31 points off of 25 Huntingdon turnovers, including 20 points in the decisive second half.

Faulkner was led by Adam Okechukwu with 18 points, while Andrew Boland added 17 points off the bench. Chris Palmore chipped in 11 points.

For the contest, Huntingdon converted 20-of-60 shots from the floor, while Faulkner knocked down 28-of-59 shots, good for 47.5 percent.

The Hawks will look to rebound on Saturday, Feb. 6, when they host Piedmont in a Great South Athletic Conference doubleheader at Roland Arena. Tip-off of the men’s game is scheduled for 4 p.m.

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Tim Lutz
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
tlutz@huntingdon.edu

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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